JAM Masterclass Series

Two composition courses for Organ and Brass Quintet

The JAM Masterclass Series is an inspirational, interactive composition course aimed at emerging UK-based composers of any age. Free to apply and open to all UK-based composers.
Thea Musgrave, composer

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17
May
Masterclasses
via YouTube
19
May
Virtual Q&A @ 6pm
with Paul Mealor, Francesca Massey
and Onyx Brass
1
June
Submit Sketches
up to 50 bars
13
July
Live Workshop
in JAM on the Marsh
Oct
TBA
Performance in London
£500 Commission awarded
March
2022
Performance of Commission
in London

MASTERCLASS

released on 17 May 2021
Expand your knowledge and skills in writing for Organ and Brass Quintet in these Virtual Masterclasses on www.jamconcert.org (via YouTube)

Director of Music and Organist
at Rochester Cathedral

Their musical and technical virtuosity reflects the status of the brass quintet as a serious medium for chamber music.

VIRTUAL Q&A

with the Performers

19 May 2021, 6pm

Join Francesca Massey and Onyx Brass in a Virtual Q&A (via zoom) to answer your compositional questions, led by international composer and JAM President, Paul Mealor.

Francesca Massey is a phenomenal player and is regarded as probably the foremost female organist in the UK.

Priory Records

SUBMIT SKETCHES

1 June 2021
Submit 50 bar ‘sketches’ for Organ or Brass quintet
Diverse genres encouraged; concert, church, jazz etc

3 Organ and 3 Brass Quintet sketches will be selected to be workshopped at the JAM on the Marsh festival

WORKSHOP

13 July 2021

St Leonard's Church, Hythe

Join the Workshop at the JAM on the Marsh festival with performers Francesca Massey and Onyx Brass, lead by composer Paul Mealor.

3 Organ and 3 Brass sketches will be workshopped including one-on-one breakout sessions with Paul Mealor.

Paul Mealor, composer

BONUS: Free attendance to a JAM on the Marsh festival concert for organ and brass by Francesca Massey and Onyx Brass for workshop participants. 

easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain

BBC Music Magazine

SUBMIT FINAL COMPOSITIONS

13 August 2021

The composers will submit final compositions following the workshops.

PERFORMANCE

Autumn (TBC)

St Bride's Church, Fleet Street

Performers will include Francesca Massey and Onyx Brass.

This performance will be professionally recorded.

JAM on the Marsh

COMMISSION

March 2022 (TBC)

At the performance, a composer from the top six will be awarded a Commission Prize of £500 to compose a piece for the Music of Our Time concert in 2022 – the annual opening concert the JAM 2022 season.
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